A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.
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- Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
- O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
- There sighs, lamentations and loud wailings resounded through the starless air, so that at first it made me weep; strange tongues, horrible language, words of pain, tones of anger, voices loud and hoarse, and with these the sound of hands, made a tumult which is whirling through that air forever dark, and sand eddies in a whirlwind.
- The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.
- A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.
- There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.